Human Givens Conference Programme: 2007

Here is a copy of the 2007 Human Givens Conference programme:  

Saturday 19th May Chair: Piers Bishop

9.30 am –  Pat Williams: An idea in practice — Welcome and introduction.              
9.45 — Iain Caldwell, Julian Penton: Recovery — Taking HG into the whole of Teesside.
11.30 — Badminton: A case history from David Grist.
11.45 — Judith Desbonne: Developing cultural competence: A case history                                
12.00 — Steve Osmond: Crime and young people: the inside story
12.30: — Richard Brooks: Working with young offenders in the community

1.00 pm — Lunch

2.00 — An interactive session with Mike Beard, Trevor Bailey, Jenny Moss and Sean Flynn
‘Experiencing’ Education: human givens through movement, art and creative practice
3.30 — Tea/Coffee
4.00 — Sudden transformations: How uncovering molar memories can bring instant therapeutic results, with reference to anorexia, sexual deviance and unexplained anger outbursts with Joe Griffin
5.00 — Break
5.30 — HGI AGM (HGI members only)   
Farouk Okhai

8.00 — Dinner

Sunday 20th May

9.00 am — Human Givens Foundation AGM (All welcome)
Chair: Piers Bishop

10.00 am —  Chair: Farouk Okhai
Male/Female: Crossing the great divide Anne Moir, coauthor of Why Men Don’t Iron, and author of Brain Sex, and Sex Matters, describes the latest findings about the different ways men and women have evolved to think and behave.
11.15 — Tea/Coffee
11.45 — The angry soldier: Case history from Piers Bishop
12.00 — Play therapy: Case history from Chris Dyas
12.15 — Harold Mozley: What does human givens bring to ethics?

1.00 pm — Lunch

2.00 — Human givens: not a new branch of psychology but its missing trunk.  A presentation ranging from the prehistoric origins of mental illness right up to the confusing way modern psychotherapy and psychiatry attempts to deal with it. Ivan Tyrrell will then show how a new contribution from HG ideas can bring order to this confusion.
3.00: — Tea/Coffee
3.30: — Panel discussion and questions from the audience:
4.15: — Pat Williams: Closes

The conference is being held in the beautiful setting of Sunningdale Park in Ascot and with such a diverse programme, it should make for a fascinating weekend.

Places are going fast, so if you haven’t already booked, simply call Kathy Hardy on 01323 811440 or download the booking form which can be found here:


Posted by: Eleanor



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